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Commencement
Commencement

Watch the 2022 Westminster Seminary Commencement Ceremony

41st Annual Commencement 

MAY 28, 2022

WSC's 41st Annual Commencement will take place on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 10 a.m. 

The Rev. W. Robert Godfrey, Ph.D., President Emeritus at Westminster Seminary California, will deliver the commencement address. 

Speaker Bio

Dr. Godfrey is President Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Church History at Westminster Seminary California. Dr. Godfrey began teaching church history at WSC in 1981 and served as the seminary’s third president from 1993 to 2017. He had previously taught at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Stanford University, and Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He is a minister in the United Reformed Churches in North America, a Ligonier Ministries Teaching Fellow, and has spoken at many conferences including those sponsored by the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization, the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology, and Ligonier Ministries. He is currently serving as chairman of the Board of Ligonier Ministries.

He is the author of Saving the Reformation: The Pastoral Theology of the Canons of Dort; Learning to Love the Psalms; An Unexpected Journey: Discovering Reformed Christianity; Reformation Sketches: Insights into Luther, Calvin, and the Confessions; Pleasing God in Our Worship; God’s Pattern for Creation: A Covenantal Reading of Genesis 1; and John Calvin: Pilgrim and Pastor. He is co-author of Westminster Seminary California: A New Old School and has written chapters or articles in John Calvin, His Influence in the Western World; Through Christ’s Word; Theonomy: A Reformed Critique; The Agony of Deceit: What Some TV Preachers are Really Teaching; Roman Catholicism: Evangelical Protestants Analyze What Divides and Unites Us; Sola Scriptura!: The Protestant Position on the Bible; The Practice of Confessional Subscription; The Coming Evangelical Crisis: Current Challenges to the Authority of Scripture and the Gospel; and in such journals as Archive for Reformation History; Sixteenth-Century Journal; and Westminster Theological Journal. In 2010, a festschrift was published entitled Always Reformed: Essays in Honor of W. Robert Godfrey. He has also recorded several teaching series for Ligonier, including 73 lectures surveying church history.